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Articles relating to: Jo Dearden

You know you’re Up North when…

July 3, 2015 Comments Off on You know you’re Up North when…
  1. Someone calls you ‘luv’ and you don’t sue them for sexual harassment.
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John Kershaw

Facial Attraction – a beard-based dating app (yes, really)

May 29, 2015 Comments Off on Facial Attraction – a beard-based dating app (yes, really)

Transport yourself back through the mists of time. Way, way back, to October 2014, and picture this scene.

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Frozen sing along

Sing-a-long-a-Frozen at The Lowry, Salford

February 27, 2015 Comments Off on Sing-a-long-a-Frozen at The Lowry, Salford

It all started with the film Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory. When my six-year-old self saw it for the first time I couldn’t get over the fact that singing was part of the story. Coming from a tone-deaf family, it seemed crazy…but I loved it.

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Hansel and Gretel at The Bury Met

Review: Hansel And Gretel at Bury Met

December 17, 2014 Comments Off on Review: Hansel And Gretel at Bury Met

Fairytales are everywhere at the moment – not that they’ve been away – but we’ve become rather obsessed of late.

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Kay Mellor

Kay Mellor at the Manchester Literature Festival

October 17, 2014 Comments Off on Kay Mellor at the Manchester Literature Festival

Kay Mellor is one of the UK’s most prolific and successful TV dramatists.

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Black Roses: The Killing of Sophie Lancaster

March 23, 2014 Comments Off on Black Roses: The Killing of Sophie Lancaster

Originally produced as an afternoon play for Radio 4, Black Roses: The Killing of Sophie Lancaster intersperses Sylvia Lancaster’s verbatim recollections of her murdered daughter Sophie with the spellbinding poems of Simon Armitage

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Coronation Street

Ta’ra Quay Street, Hello MediaCity: Coronation Street moves house

December 5, 2013 Comments Off on Ta’ra Quay Street, Hello MediaCity: Coronation Street moves house

Many, many years ago the 14-year-old me set off on an adventure with three friends. It was the first time we’d been allowed to go to Manchester on our own.

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The Whitaker

By The People, For The People: The Whitaker

November 13, 2013 Comments Off on By The People, For The People: The Whitaker

Where can you see a tiger and python locked in a terrifying embrace, a baby African elephant and a genuine shrunken head? At The Whitaker Museum and Art Gallery in Rawtenstall in the heart of the Rossendale Valley.

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